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Bimbotown Orchestra

The Bimbotown Orchestra is an on-going live music project based in Leipzig, Germany. It is unique in that the music is entirely improvised. Musicians and singers from various musical disciplines and nationalities gather to perform under the direction of Frank Koellges who uses hand-signals to conduct improvised music, a system which he began using with his Intermission Orchestra in Cologne 25 years ago. Frank Koellges conducts and performs in a very physical way, sometimes appearing like a guru, other times like a musical clown, catalyzing spontaneous performances with surprising results and challenging musicians to their limits. The music migrates through many different styles including jazz, oriental, and dance, together with keen audience participation. The orchestra comprises a regular core of ten to twenty players but can sometimes reach over forty in number. It is the namesake of Bimbotown, the club in Leipzig where the first series of performances began in 2004.

http://www.bimbotown.de/

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Whiting

Frank Koellges is a multidisciplinary musician based in Cologne. He began by playing on his father's drum kit at the age of four, attended music colleges in Graz and Cologne, and began his career by founding the Cologne Jazz Trio in 1975, and leading the Roncalli Circus Orchestra in 1979. Since then he has accomplished many large scale orchestral events - for example, opening the Documenta 1987 in Kassel with his Adam Noidlt Intermission-Orchestra, and opening Autostadt Wolfsburg "Winterlights" for Volkswagen AG, also performing with leading jazz musicians and orchestras. He has initiated many original and varied projects as well as performing solo work like Brotmaschine (breadmachine), where he tells twisted fairytales with one hand on the drum kit and the other on the keyboard. He has developed a distinctive performing style combining virtuosity with intensity and humor, which he is able to project when conducting his orchestras.

http://www.fkoellges.de

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_K%C3%B6llges

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Band: Bimbo Town Orchestra Date: 2006-10-16 Place:BimboTown, Spinnereistr. 7 Leipzig, Germany ______________________________________________ source: CLARA+OKM II > A1 Mic preamp > HiMD transfer: HiMD > USB > PC > 24bit-wav > dithering > 16bit > CD >> CD > EAC > .flac taped & transferred by ||Secret|Sound|Labs|| remarks: - the CLARA microphone set up is a chimera between jecklin disk and dummy head - here was some buzz and noize from guitar amp and mic's...
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Band: BimboTown Orchestra Date: 2009-08-08 Place:Lindenfels Westfluegel City: Leipzig, Germany ______________________________________________ source: OKM II > A1 Mic preamp > HiMD transfer: HiMD > USB > PC > 24bit-wav > flac24 taped & transfered by ||Secret|Sound|Labs|| _____________________________________________ SET1: Track01 (21:15) Track02 (12:13) Track03 (11:13) TOTAL: (44:43) _______________________________ on stage: Frank Köllges - conductor Simone Weissenfels -...
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_____________________________________________ Band: BimboTown Orchestra Date: 2012-09-16 Place: BimboTown City: Leipzig, Germany ______________________________________________ source: CLARA+OKM II > A1 Mic preamp > Tascam DR-07 24bit/44.1 transfer: Tascam DR-07 24bit/44.1 > PC > Audacity 32bit float > 24bit-flac taped & transferred by ||Secret|Sound|Labs|| Keywords: music; jazz; improv; impro; noise; orchester; conducted comment: warning: this has the "direct cut"...
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_____________________________________________ Band: BimboTown Orchestra Date: 2012-12-02 Place: Am Kanal 30 City: Leipzig, Germany ______________________________________________ source: CLARA+OKM II > A1 Mic preamp > Tascam DR-07 24bit/44.1 transfer: Tascam DR-07 24bit/44.1 > PC > Audacity 32bit float > 24bit-flac taped & transferred by ||Secret|Sound|Labs|| Keywords: music; jazz; improv; impro; noise; orchester; conducted warning: this has the "direct cut" full...
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_____________________________________________ Band: BimboTown Orchestra Date: 2011-09-18 Place: BimboTown City: Leipzig, Germany ______________________________________________ source: Tascam DR-07 24bit/44.1 transfer: Tascam DR-07 24bit/44.1 > PC > Audacity 32bit float > 24bit-flac taped & transferred by ||Secret|Sound|Labs|| comment: in the background, a lot of kiddies used the BiboTown as a adventure playground ... warning: this has the "direct cut" full live dynamic -...
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_____________________________________________ Band: BimboTown Orchestra Date: 2010-09-25 Place: BimboTown City: Leipzig, Germany ______________________________________________ source: CLARA+OKM II > A1 Mic preamp > Tascam DR-07 24bit/44.1 transfer: Tascam DR-07 24bit/44.1 > PC > Audacity 32bit float > 24bit-flac taped & transferred by ||Secret|Sound|Labs|| remarks: the CLARA microphone set up is a chimera between jecklin disk and dummy head comment: it's a real dog, barking...
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Band: Bimbo Town Orchestra Date: 2007-04-21 Place:Völkerschlachtdenkmal Leipzig, Germany ______________________________________________ source: OKM II (used like a PCC) > A1 Mic preamp > HiMD transfer: HiMD > USB > PC > 24bit-wav > dithering > 16bit > CD >> CD > EAC > .flac16 paule greifzu - bass florian - percussion, trompete dorothea - stimme harry wenke - beatbox-posaune mostafa bijuane - gesang, rahmentrommel vincent - gitarre mario faust - trompete...
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_____________________________________________ Band: BimboTown Orchestra Date: 2010-05-29 Place: BimboTown back yard - open air ! City: Leipzig, Germany ______________________________________________ source: CLARA+OKM II > A1 Mic preamp > Tascam DR-07 24bit/44.1 transfer: Tascam DR-07 24bit/44.1 > PC > Audacity 32bit float > 24bit-flac taped & transferred by ||Secret|Sound|Labs|| remarks: - the CLARA microphone set up is a chimera between jecklin disk and dummy head - here is...
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Band: Bimbo Town Orchestra Date: 2006-09-30 Place:Bahnhof Neustadt Dresden, Germany ______________________________________________ source: OKM II > A1 Mic preamp > HiMD transfer: HiMD > USB > PC > 24bit-wav > dithering > 16bit > CD >> CD > EAC > .flac ______________________________________________ Das BTO war Teil der Aufführung von "Hallo Welt" - Komposition von Johannes S. Sistermanns zur Eröffnung der 20. Dresdner Tage der zeitgenössischen...
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Band: Bimbo Town Orchestra Date: 2004-10-04 Place:BimboTown, Spinnereistr. 7 Leipzig, Germany ______________________________________________ source: CLARA+OKM II > A1 Mic preamp > HiMD transfer: HiMD > USB > PC > 24bit-wav > dithering > 16bit > CD >> CD > EAC > .flac remarks: - some cellular noise :-( (but it's the conductors phone, so it's a document :-) - Track01 taken out taped & transfered by ||Secret|Sound|Labs||...
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Band: Bimbo Town Orchestra Date: 2006-06-15 Place:BimboTown, Spinnereistr. 7 Leipzig, Germany ______________________________________________ source: CLARA+OKM II > A1 Mic preamp > HiMD transfer: HiMD > USB > PC > 24bit-wav > dithering > 16bit > CD >> CD > EAC > .flac taped & transfered by ||Secret|Sound|Labs|| remarks: - the CLARA microphone set up is a chimera between jecklin disk and dummy head - here was some buzz and noize from guitar amp and mic's...
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Band: Bimbo Town Orchestra Date: 2008-12-05 Place:Galerie KUB Leipzig, Germany ______________________________________________ source: OKM II (used like a PCC) > A1 Mic preamp > HiMD transfer: HiMD > USB > PC > 24bit-wav > dithering > 16bit > CD >> CD > EAC > .flac16 taped & transfered by ||Secret|Sound|Labs|| ______________________________________________ ________________ Track01 20:47.05 Track02 10:01.57 Track03 14:57.58 Track04 11:27.60 Track05 05:22.03...
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